Jacqueline Gahagan PhD
School of Health & Human Performance
6230 South Street
Tel: (902) 494-1155 Fax: (902) 494-5120
Jacqueline Gahagan, PhD joined the School of Health & Human Performance in the Faculty of Health Professions at Dalhousie University in 1999. The focus of her research has been on HIV and women’s health, adherence to antiretroviral therapies among HIV+ women, gender-based analysis of HIV policies, programs and services. Prior to joining Dalhousie University, Dr. Gahagan worked for public health in Ontario as a health promotion specialist, a program evaluation specialist, and a tobacco enforcement officer. Jacqueline has also worked as a consultant for Health Canada, Lebel Midwifery Council of Ontario, and for several community-based HIV/AIDS health organizations.
Since moving to Nova Scotia in 1999, Jacqueline has been involved in a number of international, national and local HIV/AIDS projects, including the International Institute on Gender and HIV/AIDS (Benoni, South Africa), the development of guidelines for the incorporation gender and HIV/AIDS into agricultural programming in high incidence countries (Johannesburg, South Africa), HIV testing in the prenatal context (Ottawa), HIV prevention among young adults in Nova Scotia (Halifax).
Jacqueline was the recipient of the Allan Cohen Memorial Award for Community Service by the Faculty of Medicine at Dalhousie University in 2001. This award was in recognition of Jacqueline’s outstanding display of community service with health related organizations and causes, particularly in relation to HIV/AIDS. Jacqueline currently serves of the board of directors of the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network, the Ministerial Council on HIV/AIDS, and the Nova Scotia-Gambia Association.
Recent Publications and Presentations
- Clow B, Burger E, Gahagan, J. Gender based analysis and HIV/AIDS: The role of the gender and HIV/AIDS program area at the Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health. Paper presented at the 14th Annual Canadian Association of HIV Research Conference, Vancouver, May 12-15, 2005.
- McGinn F, Gahagan J, Gibson E. Back to work: Vocational issues and strategies for Canadians living with HIV/AIDS. Work: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment and Rehabilitation. 2005; 24; 3
- Rehman L, Gahagan J, DiCenso A, Dias G. Harm reduction and women in the Canadian national prison system: Policy or practice? Women & Health; 2004; 40:57 – 73.
- Gahagan J, Rehman L, McWilliam S, Robinson N, Durling J. Spaced between: Disparities in the perceptions of sexual health educators and young males in relation to HIV prevention education. Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases; 2004; 15 (suppl A), 82A.
- Gahagan J, Rehman L. To enter or reenter the workplace: An exploration of the experiences of a sample of PHAs from Nova Scotia. Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases; 2003; 14 (Suppl A), 63A.
- Gahagan J, Loppie C. Adherence to antiretroviral therapy among HIV+ women in Canada. In J. Levy (Ed.), Les multitherapies: Experiences et repercussions. Quebec: Presse de l’universite du Quebec. 2003.
- Gahagan J, Loppie C. Counting pills or counting on pills? What HIV positive women have to say about antiretroviral therapy. Canadian Woman Studies Journal/les cahier de la femme; 2002; 21:118-123.